Private hire vehicle - Technical specifications for private hire vehicles

Technical specifications for Private Hire Vehicles

There are many different makes and styles of vehicle on the road today. Not all vehicles would be suitable for use as a private hire vehicle and the Council has therefore approved certain standards to guide proprietors on the type of vehicle considered suitable bearing in mind public comfort/safety and the legal requirements previously mentioned.

The specifications are set out in detail in the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy a copy of which can be viewed here. In summary the specification is as follows:

  • Your vehicle is in an immaculate condition both mechanically and cosmetically.
  • Your vehicle is not older than five years on initial application (from date of first registration).
  • Your vehicle is right hand drive. We will not accept any "conversions" from left to right hand drive under any circumstances. The vehicle must not have less than four road wheels.
  • Your vehicle (if a car) has a minimum of 4 doors giving adequate access and egress from the vehicle. The design of the car can be saloon, hatchback or estate.
  • Your vehicle has a wheelbase (when measured from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel) of at least 2540mm (100 inches).
  • Your vehicle has a back seat width (when measured in a continuous line from edge to edge) of at least 1220mm (48 inches).
  • Your vehicle provides easy access from a door to any passenger seat and no "tip up" seat mechanism shall be accepted.
  • Your vehicle is constructed or adapted to carry a minimum of 4 passengers in comfort.
  • Your vehicle (if a minibus or "people mover") has sufficient doors of sufficient size to allow passengers to get in and out quickly and safely.
  • It is a requirement of the Council that seat belts be provided for all persons, irrespective of age, and according to the licensed capacity of the vehicle.
  • The licence number shall be displayed both on the outside and inside of the vehicle on the official plates provided.

 

 


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019

Technical specifications for Private Hire Vehicles

There are many different makes and styles of vehicle on the road today. Not all vehicles would be suitable for use as a private hire vehicle and the Council has therefore approved certain standards to guide proprietors on the type of vehicle considered suitable bearing in mind public comfort/safety and the legal requirements previously mentioned.

The specifications are set out in detail in the Bassetlaw District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy a copy of which can be viewed here. In summary the specification is as follows:

  • Your vehicle is in an immaculate condition both mechanically and cosmetically.
  • Your vehicle is not older than five years on initial application (from date of first registration).
  • Your vehicle is right hand drive. We will not accept any "conversions" from left to right hand drive under any circumstances. The vehicle must not have less than four road wheels.
  • Your vehicle (if a car) has a minimum of 4 doors giving adequate access and egress from the vehicle. The design of the car can be saloon, hatchback or estate.
  • Your vehicle has a wheelbase (when measured from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel) of at least 2540mm (100 inches).
  • Your vehicle has a back seat width (when measured in a continuous line from edge to edge) of at least 1220mm (48 inches).
  • Your vehicle provides easy access from a door to any passenger seat and no "tip up" seat mechanism shall be accepted.
  • Your vehicle is constructed or adapted to carry a minimum of 4 passengers in comfort.
  • Your vehicle (if a minibus or "people mover") has sufficient doors of sufficient size to allow passengers to get in and out quickly and safely.
  • It is a requirement of the Council that seat belts be provided for all persons, irrespective of age, and according to the licensed capacity of the vehicle.
  • The licence number shall be displayed both on the outside and inside of the vehicle on the official plates provided.

Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019

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